The Essentials of Mentorship with Shawna Dempsey and Lisa Wood

  • Registration Deadline
    Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

This three-hour workshop will explore the dynamic of the mentor/mentee relationship. The afternoon will be active and fun, as attendees participate through a variety of activities designed to highlight their own experiences, strengths, skills and gifts, as well as some of the challenges in establishing a mutual vision. Topics discussed will include: defining structure, boundaries and expectations; avoiding pitfalls and negotiating conflict; and creating closure. The workshop will also explore learning models, and will offer a variety of approaches and practical advice. This workshop is an excellent how-to for anyone considering setting up a mentorship program, anyone who will be mentoring, or anyone who works in peer-based arts education. It is based on MAWA’s experience as a pioneer in the field of arts mentorship for the past 30 years.

Please register by 4pm, Thursday, September 3 to reserve your spot. Places are limited.

  • Artist and MAWA Co-ED Shawna Dempsey has mentored for MAWA, Video Pool and Crossing Communities. She has also taught mentoring workshops for Visual Arts Ontario, Visual Arts Nova Scotia and CARFAC Saskatchewan, among others.

  • Lisa Wood is a figurative-based artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, collage, installation and photography. In the last 5 years, she has been creating paintings and drawings based on time-lapse photography of people at social occasions involving food and drink. She is interested in surveillance technology, the body and eating in relation to social psychology. Wood is an Assistant Professor at Brandon University in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. She is a graduate of the Foundation Mentorship Program.